Validate Your Strategies with a Prototype

At this point in your design process, you should develop and test a prototype because you don't know yet whether the measurement and instructional strategies will help your learners master the performance objectives. Your design will remain a prototype until you have proven to yourself and your client that it actually does what it is intended to do.

This chapter shows you how to build a prototype. It also explains the Learner Tryout phase of the design process (Figure 7.1) and shows you why formative evaluation is like an insurance policy for instructional design.


FIGURE 7.1   Handshaw Instructional ...

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